Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 239 246
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 323 384 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.27% 1.33% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 4.91% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 286 309 317
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,000 £19,250 £22,700
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,907 7,822 8,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.24% 27.19% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5,105 6,035 6,712
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +72 165 £45,000 +16.88% 22
Thames Valley -49 57 £52,500 +16.67% 22
West Sussex +8 42 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -18 40 £35,000 -9.68% 12
Berkshire -37 40 £62,500 +4.17% 14
Kent -4 16 £28,000 -17.04% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 14 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Oxfordshire +22 5 £55,000 +37.50% 3
East Sussex +4 1 £50,000 +17.65%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 323 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 247 (76.47%) Windows
3 245 (75.85%) Microsoft
4 176 (54.49%) Active Directory
5 159 (49.23%) VMware
6 146 (45.20%) Azure
7 136 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
8 135 (41.80%) Windows Server
9 122 (37.77%) CCNA
10 119 (36.84%) ITIL
11 118 (36.53%) Office 365
12 106 (32.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 106 (32.82%) Citrix
13 104 (32.20%) Cisco
14 91 (28.17%) MS Exchange
15 71 (21.98%) Data Centre
16 69 (21.36%) Hyper-V
17 67 (20.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 65 (20.12%) MCSA
19 64 (19.81%) Firewall
19 64 (19.81%) AWS
20 62 (19.20%) Windows 10
21 58 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
21 58 (17.96%) Linux
21 58 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
22 57 (17.65%) Windows 7
23 56 (17.34%) HP
23 56 (17.34%) SQL
24 55 (17.03%) SQL Server
24 55 (17.03%) NetApp

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 91 (28.17%) MS Exchange
2 51 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 37 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (5.57%) IIS
7 17 (5.26%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.86%) Apache
9 2 (0.62%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.93%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 146 (45.20%) Azure
2 118 (36.53%) Office 365
3 64 (19.81%) AWS
4 55 (17.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (8.36%) IaaS
6 18 (5.57%) SaaS
7 15 (4.64%) OneDrive
8 12 (3.72%) PaaS
9 6 (1.86%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.86%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.55%) GCP
11 4 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.24%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.31%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 64 (19.81%) Firewall
2 53 (16.41%) TCP/IP
3 51 (15.79%) DNS
4 49 (15.17%) DHCP
5 43 (13.31%) WAN
6 41 (12.69%) LAN
7 26 (8.05%) VoIP
8 24 (7.43%) SAN
9 20 (6.19%) Cisco Firepower
10 19 (5.88%) VPN
11 17 (5.26%) Internet
12 16 (4.95%) IP Telephony
13 13 (4.02%) iSCSI
13 13 (4.02%) Skype
14 12 (3.72%) MPLS
14 12 (3.72%) NAS
15 10 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (3.10%) Wireless
16 9 (2.79%) SNMP
16 9 (2.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.62%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.93%) JIRA
1 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.31%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (12.38%) Finance
2 10 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.55%) Retail
4 4 (1.24%) Marketing
5 3 (0.93%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.31%) Legal
6 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (17.96%) Consultant
2 43 (13.31%) Architect
3 41 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (12.69%) Support Engineer
4 35 (10.84%) IT Engineer
5 32 (9.91%) Analyst
6 31 (9.60%) IT Support
7 27 (8.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 22 (6.81%) Infrastructure Architect
9 21 (6.50%) Cisco Consultant
10 20 (6.19%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 20 (6.19%) Data Centre Consultant
10 20 (6.19%) Data Consultant
10 20 (6.19%) Enterprise Consultant
10 20 (6.19%) IT Support Engineer
10 20 (6.19%) Service Desk Engineer
10 20 (6.19%) Solutions Consultant
11 19 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 18 (5.57%) IT Analyst
12 18 (5.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.41%) OAuth
1 11 (3.41%) SAML
2 7 (2.17%) XMPP
3 6 (1.86%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.93%) JSON
4 3 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) .NET
5 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (21.98%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.36%) Public Cloud
3 17 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 17 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.41%) CESG
7 7 (2.17%) Handset
7 7 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.55%) NHS
10 4 (1.24%) Clustering
10 4 (1.24%) Replication
11 3 (0.93%) CMDB
11 3 (0.93%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.62%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.62%) LIMS
12 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 247 (76.47%) Windows
2 135 (41.80%) Windows Server
3 62 (19.20%) Windows 10
4 58 (17.96%) Linux
4 58 (17.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 55 (17.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (13.31%) Unix
8 27 (8.36%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.24%) VMS
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Debian
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (36.84%) ITIL
2 54 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 43 (13.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 43 (13.31%) PRINCE2
4 41 (12.69%) Business Continuity
5 40 (12.38%) TOGAF
6 38 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 35 (10.84%) Configuration Management
7 35 (10.84%) IT Strategy
7 35 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (9.91%) Translating Business Requirements
9 31 (9.60%) Server Virtualisation
10 29 (8.98%) Presales
11 26 (8.05%) Service Management
12 24 (7.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 23 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (4.95%) Computer Science
14 16 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (4.95%) ITIL V3
14 16 (4.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (17.34%) SQL
2 15 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.62%) C
3 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.31%) C#
4 1 (0.31%) PHP
4 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 323 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
3 122 (37.77%) CCNA
4 67 (20.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 65 (20.12%) MCSA
6 42 (13.00%) MCITP
7 38 (11.76%) MCP
8 37 (11.46%) Degree
9 36 (11.15%) CCNP
10 17 (5.26%) SC Cleared
10 17 (5.26%) Security Cleared
11 13 (4.02%) CCA
11 13 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (3.72%) MCDST
13 8 (2.48%) DBS Check
13 8 (2.48%) RHCE
14 7 (2.17%) CCIE
14 7 (2.17%) CISSP
14 7 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.57%) SLA
2 11 (3.41%) COBIT
2 11 (3.41%) NCSC
2 11 (3.41%) NIST
3 9 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.86%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.24%) RMADS
7 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.62%) GDPR
9 1 (0.31%) BS7799
9 1 (0.31%) PMO
9 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (54.49%) Active Directory
2 106 (32.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (21.36%) Hyper-V
4 27 (8.36%) XenApp
5 25 (7.74%) XenDesktop
6 14 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.10%) vSphere
8 8 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.86%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.86%) NFS
9 6 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.55%) Docker
11 4 (1.24%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.93%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.31%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (12.69%) SCCM
2 18 (5.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.48%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.86%) cPanel
6 5 (1.55%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.55%) WSUS
7 4 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.93%) AppManager
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.93%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.93%) OpenView
8 3 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.93%) vRealize
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Nagios
9 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 245 (75.85%) Microsoft
2 159 (49.23%) VMware
3 106 (32.82%) Citrix
4 104 (32.20%) Cisco
5 56 (17.34%) HP
6 55 (17.03%) NetApp
7 50 (15.48%) Dell
8 42 (13.00%) Nimble Storage
9 20 (6.19%) Mitel
10 13 (4.02%) Remedy
11 12 (3.72%) Meraki
12 11 (3.41%) WatchGuard
13 9 (2.79%) Aruba
13 9 (2.79%) Avaya
13 9 (2.79%) EMC
13 9 (2.79%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.48%) Asigra
15 7 (2.17%) Forcepoint
15 7 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.86%) Apple